The Sims 4: Cottage Living

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

82

Top Critic Average

80%

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Based on 11 critic reviews
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7 / 10
Jul 30, 2021

The Sims 4: Cottage Living is a gorgeous expansion that adds some of the best and most on-trend in-game items and experiences we've ever had, but it's come with that it seems are causing issues for pretty much everyone playing the game. There is a lot to do, a lot to see, but also a lot of glitches to fix in Henford-on-Bagley.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2021

A nice DLC that adds new zones and activities, but lacks a bit more of farming simulation features.

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100 / 100
Aug 1, 2021

I've been playing Cottage Living for an hour or two each day for a week now, and still feel like I have a lot left to discover. There are plenty of quests, and I really like the laid back simple living feeling to the expansion. Caring for and dressing up my farm animals is an absolute delight. Cottage Living is a total home run in my opinion, if you're a fan of the game this is a must-have for your collection.

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85 / 100
Aug 3, 2021

The world of Henford-On-Bagley is absolutely breathtaking and has such a fairy-like and whimsical charm. EA really did a wonderful job capturing the rustic vibe of the European countryside. There are a few flaws with inventory management and the relatively scant wardrobe options, but you can still really enjoy your time on the farm. Because honestly, what’s better than being able to hug and pet your cows and llamas!

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Unscored
Aug 18, 2021

Ultimately, Cottage Living is an expansion to The Sims 4 that allows you to change a bit the formula of the classic routine in which your Sim is divided between home life, work and social events. Leaving the city and its comforts becomes interesting especially if you accept the simple life challenge, which will push you to eat local and natural products, making you discover possibilities and atmospheres that will put you back a little at peace with the world.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2021

One of The Sims' most asked-for DLC has arrived for The Sims 4, and it does not disappoint. Cottage Living allows you to raise and care for chickens, cows, and llamas, as well as befriend wild animals. The new neighbourhood helps immerse you in full countryside living, as well as new activities, characters, and events.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 26, 2021

A great location and the introduction of a few new gameplay elements make The Sims 4 Cottage Living an enjoyable but unessential add-on.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2021

Cottage Living has room to improve, but it delivers on the simple joy of taking care of cute animals in a farm-like setting and shows that The Sims 4 still has much to offer.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2021

The Sims 4: Cottage Living is definitely one of the best additions to the iconic game from EA Maxis. The creators finally listened to the players and thus released dlc, which every fan of the series should simply own.

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6 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2021

The “Cottage Living” expansion for the Sims 4, presents some new and interesting items and concepts, but it is assumed mainly as a wasted opportunity to insert different content that makes us want to stick to this title in the long run. Fundamentally, the diversity of animals, clothes or furniture proves to be insufficient to address our perception of being facing a new stage in The Sims 4. This aspect could be something addressed with the new city (which is even the best aspect of this DLC) , but it's lack of identity towards rural life does not allow a complete interiorization of what is objectified.

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